1440 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
Established in 1976, Skadden's Washington, D.C. office has more than 300 attorneys and is the second largest office of the firm. Our attorneys advise on corporate matters, such as mergers, acquisitions and tax transactions, as well as litigation, including general civil, tax, white collar, patent/technology, class action, mass torts, and multidistrict criminal and government enforcement litigation. We also are experienced in conducting internal investigations for boards of directors and special committees. In addition to our corporate, tax and litigation strengths, we also focus on such traditional Washington regulatory practices as antitrust, communications, energy, environmental, financial services, international trade, intellectual property, public policy and political law. Our goal is to provide firm clients — wherever they may be located — with the full range of practice capabilities necessary to serve their legal needs not only in Washington, but on a worldwide basis.
Each of our practice areas is led by nationally recognized individuals in their fields. The depth of our government experience is far reaching, with more than 50 attorneys having served in high-level positions with government agencies and departments, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Federal Election Commission, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Energy, Department of Treasury and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The depth and breadth of our practice groups allow us to provide the best possible legal services to a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients, from small, entrepreneurial high-technology companies, venture capital groups and private equity funds to major Fortune 500 corporations and financial institutions. We are committed to providing focused, top-quality legal services and guidance for our clients. Many of our attorneys are recognized in national surveys, and are consistently ranked by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as leading lawyers in their respective fields.
Our commitment to public service and the Washington, D.C. community is integral to our practice. With a full-time counsel devoted to coordinating the pro bono efforts on behalf of the office and pro bono clients, we routinely provide legal services and financial support to many public interest law organizations, lend attorneys to work full time for groups providing necessary free legal services and support the Skadden Fellowship Foundation. In 2012, we were named “Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year” by the District of Columbia Bar.